As I Lay Dying - Upside Down Kingdom Lyrics




Many choose to find their hope in the thoughts of afterlife, when there is none to be found right here before we die.
So I understand the feeling of helplessness, when we are just taught to wait here...wait here for death.

Wait here for death. Wait for this suffering to end.
Wait here for death. Wait here for death. Wait for this suffering to end.

We are not forgotten, for a kingdom is offered beyond that of golden streets.
We can represent now what will one day be complete.

Simplicity is not a curse where strength is humbled and the powerless rise (and the powerless rise).
This is a kingdom born upside-down.
This is a kingdom where the broken are crowned.

Wait here for death. Wait here for death.
The "blessings" of excess are only a burden on us.

It is a broken system where we just wait for death.
It is a broken system where suffering can never end.

Simplicity is not a curse where strength is humbled and the powerless rise (and the powerless rise).
This is a kingdom born upside-down.
This is a kingdom where the broken are crowned... (the broken are crowned).

If helplessness is our system then we're better off upside-down.





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As I Lay Dying Upside Down Kingdom Comments
  1. Chris Carbaugh

    A very strong track off of what I would consider their worst album.

  2. Παναγιωτης Καρλιωτης

    another awesome AILD song

  3. new found life

    god damit i hate when they start singing that weak azz voice shit

  4. Trainer Grim

    Wasn’t this song in that wwe 2010 game on the psp?

  5. Soaren Borsari

    Checking in two years later.

    This song got me into as I lay dying, still one of my favorite songs by them (can’t decide between parallels and anodyne sea).

    An incredible testament to the skill and beauty of their music.

    Lil Cray

    Soaren Borsari personally I think parallels if it’s between those

    Lil Cray

    Soaren Borsari both very good

  6. Matthieu SIX

    This band is so amazing, sad that their reputation is messed cause of the singer

  7. Some Kind of Master

    Metallica — The God That Failed

  8. Jennifer Acton

    The breakdowns tho!!! 😍😍😍😍

  9. drink bleach

    Wish there was still good bands like this around

  10. Sean Evans

    As I Lay Dying kicks ass and balls period!!🤘😲🤘

  11. Corey Simpson

    Best and Brutally Beautiful

  12. Nicholas Dunn

    Lyrics:

    Many choose to find their hope in the thoughts of afterlife
    When there is none to be found right here before we die
    So I understand the feeling of helplessness
    When we are just taught to (wait here) wait here for death

    Wait here for death
    Wait for this suffering to end
    Wait here for death (2x)
    Wait for this suffering to end

    We are not forgotten
    For a kingdom is offered beyond that of golden streets
    We can represent now what will one day be complete

    Simplicity is not a curse where strength is humbled
    And the powerless rise
    This is a kingdom born upside-down
    This is a kingdom where the broken are crowned (wait here for death, watit here for death)

    The "blessings" of excess are only a burden on us
    It is a broken system where we just wait for death
    It is a broken system where suffering can never end

    Simplicity is not a curse where strength is humbled
    And the powerless rise
    This is a kingdom born upside-down
    This is a kingdom where the broken are crowned (broken are crowned)

    If helplessness is our system
    Then we're better off upside-down

  13. Allen Hutton

    Absolutely the shit

  14. Dead Inside

    1:22
    Move your fuckinh heads!

  15. Lazar Komlenski

    The bois are BACK BOIZZZ!!!!!

    Corie1995

    Can't wait for the glorious music they release next!

  16. Kyng 5974

    As I Lay Dying does not dissapoint. Epic guitar riffs, powerful vocals, beautiful lyrics, and don't even get me started on the drums.

    Jay Newz Pro

    im a guitar guy, but them drums is on point.

    Lil Cray

    I am a drummer so I get what you saying

  17. Man In The Arena

    This album gets better the more you listen to it

    ItzSandman

    Hell yeah it does.

  18. justin baird

    Their double bass is unlike no other

    Erwin Long boarding Crew !!

    justin baird check out black dahlia murder. Their drummer is intense

    Keenan Descartin

    Jordan is a helicopter

  19. TG1

    I was watching Stranger Things and after that find out this song (Upside Down)..I feel like Demogorgon now holy shit!

  20. Skyler Evans

    love your song

  21. Eduard Khil

    f** you upside down kingdom: it was blasting out loud from my huge speaker, me rockin' to it. Suddenly: Silence!
    i glance to my speaker and smoke comes out of it!
    Thanks as i lay dying, you ripped my speakers xD

    Jean-Andre Sonnenschein

    Oh shit😆

  22. dakman slam

    that dislikes surely come from the kpoopers..

  23. Princess Olmeca

    This entire album slays.

  24. Sean Evans

    Everything ass backwards in this fucked up world but gots to keep going strong cuz of bands like this period and dont give a shit what anyone ele says

  25. Brandon C

    when people have no life so they go and complain on death metal songs

  26. Sean Evans

    Shit yeah AILD kicks ass, badass metalcore and Don't give a shit about Tim doing time, there is always 2 sides to the story period, he did his time and still a badass frontman and it's just awesome lyrics and music

  27. Karen Gabriella

    :'( The best band.....

  28. Tiago Neves

    Tim is a fucking beast!

  29. Shakil Allah

    This Is INSANELY BRILLIANT!!!

  30. Craig Kasiske

    This album takes me back to summer 2010.... post hs graduation jams

  31. Commander Shepherd

    How does this song not have more views? This is my all time favorite AILD song.

  32. Styxii MD

    1:30 reminds me of X-men's opening :3333333333

  33. Ipan Nurul

    as i lay dying (y)

  34. Kyle Burns

    this is your memedom, dat boi'd upside down

    Creek da sneak

    Kyle Burns lol wtf

  35. Gabriel Rodrigues Morais

    A letra dessa música é muito linda!!! BR Hue

  36. Isaac Penner

    13 people's kingdoms are upside down.

    RycheRageForOrder

    The number is far higher!

    Jay Newz Pro

    wouldn't that make them like this song?

    Keenan Descartin

    An “upside down kingdom” is actually a good thing though

    Hendry Wong

    are not upside down*

  37. Phil Pacific

    WAIT HERE FOR DEATH
    WAIT FOR THE SUFFERING TO END
    WAIT HERE FOR DEATH
    WAIT FOR THIS SUFFERING END!!!!!!!!

    RycheRageForOrder

    Why such a powerful, loving, all-can-do (except lie) Creator would create Satan to cause this..."corrupt cold-hearted world" and then re-create a new planet earth (in Heaven) the way it was originally designed to be is beyond human comprehension.

    Re: It is a broken system where we just wait for death.
    It is a broken system where suffering can never end.
    I know this hard- life is so short compared to infinity....and this "light affliction" as He calls it will be nothing compared to the glory of His followers in the afterlife. But...whoa! such brutality is inflicted on some people.
    And no one will ever suffer like Christ did it is thought. I say "even though He released His power...He was still God. We are only human.

    hank augustine

    We all live in shackles unseen friend

  38. Nicholas Johnston

    to the 13 people who didn't like this fuck you!

    Ishmam Ahmed

    +Nicholas Johnston from 13 to 12 :') at least one of them realized their mistake

    Captain Obvious

    +Ishmam Ahmed       YouTube puts the like and dislike button WAY too close to each other.

  39. Illegal Alien

    the riff in the begining remind me a lot of metallica - the god that failed

    Justin Ridenour

    Munz1998 Totally. Mentioned that to by bro when this came out. A lot of AILD is reminiscent of them, pretty cool.

  40. Tabitha woody

    i miss them 😣😣😣

    Magda Gorski

    Not anymore!

    Jay Newz Pro

    they miss you

  41. Adam Aguirre

    man I just laying here listening a bunch of aild and it brings back memories...they were bad ass on stage

    Felurian Masters

    +Adam Aguirre :( went 3 times to them..... sold out....... super sad panda. i will probably never see my favorite band on stage. i hope everyone grows up and forgives TIm, then maybe ill have another shot

    West Cityslcc

    They back!!

  42. James Clary

    fuckin badass intro

  43. The Nickster

    the one time you hear josh's bass besides defender

    For The Last Time

    The Nickster Did you really just reply to your own comment impersonating someone else

    Inge Bolme

    What a savage. this guy doesn't give a single fuck.

  44. (My) Elite Gaming

    This intro turned me into a warrior.

    Александр Игнатов

    Yes, pure MDM intro \m/

  45. gunner rutherford

    I specifically like listening to this opening riff as I join a game on league. Gets me amped.

  46. John Baker

    Idk about you guys but *intro to this plays* ok I'll be back later. Gonna go slay some dragons.

  47. Analyse Thompson

    Sweet as ya Mum

  48. Maricarmen Garcia

    Son lo maximo yea guoooooo

  49. Allheart8705

    Can u imagine started off a show with this song!? Fucking intense intro

  50. Skorge

    We are not.. forgotteeeeen!!

  51. ภาริณี เนสาน

    Great song

  52. xXHardc0rExFaNXx

    It is a broken system!!!!!!!!

  53. jaysondominates

    eargasm at 1:22

  54. patrick jones

    LOVE THAT OPENING RIFF

  55. Paulo Ricardo Dos Santos

    Great song. I never liked metalcore, but this song amazing!

    RycheRageForOrder

    The band is amazing!

    Scotty J.

    This is an amazing track from AILD!! Brilliant METALCORE indeed!!         \>sj~13

    Rock&Metal Lyrics

    This is and some BFMV are real badass metalcore

    呼吸

    i always prefer melodic death over metalcore, but check out
    silent circus - break down

  56. Christian Pirker

    that INTRO

    Yeet Spageet

    Best part of the entire damn song !

    mr. bassbuoy

    Christian Pirker. Sound so much like slither by velvet revolver

    Cory Anthony

    Kinda like the God that failed intro lol

  57. Agape Forefront

    nice....

  58. Emanuele Occhipinti

    5 people don't understand anything about music

    justin baird

    Emanuele Occhipinti 26 homosexual s you mean lol

  59. Caleb Lost

    Dirrrty

  60. RedCrownActual

    Press 5 and sing from your heart!

  61. RycheRageForOrder

    Mancino...his power in percussion work is pure crushing sickness! so bad-ass!

  62. ONE SIGHT 360

    this is there best song in my opinion

    Boiwolfe

    this was their best album in my opinion

    Ironjayden Taylor

    +oiwolfe agreed to both of these comments, perfect combination of metalcore and melody on this album, the builds rock, lyrics are killer,

    Domunis X

    OneSight yep it is

  63. Lazar Komlenski

    dodji bre !

  64. 66metal666head66

    CA metalfest last year... they played this song as the ending...... i busted a nut

  65. Merditasable

    Bravo, junace!

  66. RycheRageForOrder

    How does this song not have over a million views? pure crushing sickness...

  67. RycheRageForOrder

    This is only one of 40 kick ass songs!

  68. RycheRageForOrder

    This bands music gives me a reason to live.

  69. andy m

    On this album anyway

  70. duffiance9

    This song and Anodyne Sea are probably their best songs \m/

  71. noah kaufman

    Probabaly one of their best songs in my opinion

  72. Dylan Wiederholt

    The intro though \m/

  73. JamesD861

    Bad Ass

  74. RycheRageForOrder

    Kick ass!

  75. Lazar Komlenski

    Ty dude, metal 4ever !

  76. Bjorn .Andersson

    check out my cover of this awesome song :)

  77. LandstricherBen

    eins meiner Lieblingslieder...WAS ein Intro !

  78. Jake Collinsworth

    NICE PIC KOMLEN95
    LOL

  79. Jake Collinsworth

    KOMLEN95.... nice pic and taste in music!

  80. honey belle

    LOLZ,,......... GOOOOOOD!

  81. Sam

    lol c tlm bon ste musique la haha va te cacher de dire que c pas bon

  82. Wiggloj

    arretes d'écouter ca Karsh c'est mauvais pour toi